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National Legal Needs Dashboard

The National Legal Needs Dashboard is an interactive online data tool that helps legal assistance services and justice departments identify potential legal need in their areas to assist in the planning and delivery of services.

Building on the Foundation's legal needs survey work, the dashboard provides access to relevant data that can be broken down by different levels of geography and demographic characteristics to help in the planning of legal assistance services at the national, state and local levels.

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Using the dashboard

The dashboard is easily accessible online through Tableau Public. If it's your first time, we recommend you watch the short Getting Started video tutorial, which takes you through the essential dashboard features. The dashboard is currently a prototype/beta version, so we'd love to receive your feedback.

Watch the Getting Started video tutorial >
Explanatory Notes >
Access the dashboard >
Submit your feedback >
Indicators of Legal Needs - Data update December 2021 >

Key features

Flexible data tool you can tailor to your planning needs
Select geographic and demographic variables to generate tailored snapshots of potential legal need for priority groups in the community of particular concern to you.

Interactive map and charts bring the data to life
Use the interactive map to explore potential legal need at the national, state and local levels. Charts provide an easy way to select, identify and visualise specific demographic variables relevant to your planning needs.

Valuable set of relevant data sources
Draw on a rich set of available data sources. In addition to the Foundation's own Need for Legal Assistance Services (NLAS) Indicators, the dashboard uses Australian Bureau of Statistics Census data, Department of Social Security Centrelink data, and some crime data.

Drill down from national to local geographies
Explore potential legal need in the community across multiple geographies including cross-border regions, areas within state/territories, and bespoke local clusters.

Disclaimer on the use of the Foundation's data

The Law and Justice Foundation of NSW (the Foundation) is committed to providing the legal assistance sector, the broader justice system and the public with open and transparent access to relevant data to assist with policy development and the effective planning and delivery of services. The Foundation makes every attempt to ensure accuracy, currency and reliability of data contained in its online data resources. The data used in the Foundation’s dashboards has been produced and processed from data sources and client information systems believed to be reliable, accurate and complete at the point of data extraction. However, due to the dynamic and sometimes developmental nature of data collection and measurement in the justice sector, changes in circumstances after time of publication may impact the quality of this information.

The Foundation’s data presented are in aggregated form in order to maintain the privacy and confidentiality of individuals.

The Foundation and its employees do not accept responsibility for the use any person makes of the statistical data provided on these dashboards.

The Foundation does not accept any responsibility or liability for material contained on third-party sites that reference the information in the dashboards or on this website, or for the use any person makes of such third-party information. The Foundation does not monitor these websites and makes no representations in relation to the quality or accuracy of the information on third-party websites.